The WordPress editing process can feel clunky with so many opportunities for a cleaner workflow. This is also true for WordPress’ theme customization API which only solves a handful of problems.
If you want a much more detailed solution check out Elementor. It’s a self-contained WordPress plugin with drag & drop support for pretty much everything. You can add text, images, forms, and even embedded content such as videos or Google Maps.
This plugin was made as a free open source project and gradually grew up to 300k+ downloads. It is by far the easiest page builder plugin available for WordPress and it shows no signs of slowing down.
With Elementor, you have full control over the smallest details such as:
- Margins & padding
- Width & height of any page section
- Column sizes
- Tabs, accordions, and dynamic elements
- Page images including captions
- Plus dozens of pre-built templates to customize
I know this seems too good to be true but the plugin is really is free and available from the WordPress plugin directory. It’s a super fast page builder with tons of great features.
There is a pro version which is totally optional and it offers a handful of extra features on top of the free version. The pro plugin adds support for WooCommerce, includes a live form editor, and supports other draggable page elements such as portfolios or pricing tables.
However, you can get by just fine using the free version with no strings attached.
While this plugin doesn’t have much developer support it does have a docs page for common questions and “Getting started” guides. They also have a dev API but it’s fairly complex to dig into.
Here’s the API documentation hosted in full on the GitHub page. There’s a lot to learn if you hope to expand the Elementor builder but for a talented developer, this shouldn’t be much of an issue.
And since this is a page builder, I’d wager most people won’t care to learn coding in the first place! Elementor is a fantastic solution for customizing WordPress without any code and it’s definitely the best free page builder I’ve found.
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